The Rhetoric of Confession: <i>Shishosetsu</i> in Early Twentieth-Century Japanese Fiction
University of California Press, 23. märts 1992 - 333 pages
The shishosetsu is a Japanese form of autobiographical fiction that flourished during the first two decades of this century. Focusing on the works of Chikamatsu Shuko, Shiga Naoya, and Kasai Zenzo, Edward Fowler explores the complex and paradoxical nature of shishosetsu, and discusses its linguistic, literary and cultural contexts.
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